And all of a sudden, Bumpus is talking. And I mean really talking, not just repeating what he hears or saying random words. In the past two days he has told me to "sit down" and eat with him, asked me to "pick up the baby" when he cries, brought the baby carrier to me and asked me to "wrap up the baby", asked for "more milk please", said "shut the door" as he did so, etc etc. I know a lot of your kids have been talking more than this since they were one, but for us this is a big deal! I'd like to think preschool has a lot to do with it.
My event looms four weeks away. I can't decide if I am relaxed because I have gradually made the event easier to manage (read: delegated) or if I am relaxed because I am always "on" now anyway so I am used to this level of activity. I spend all day chasing Bumpus and trying to keep Theo happy, then get Bumpus to bed, nurse and get Theo to bed, make my own dinner, take care of household duties (garbage out, laundry, bill paying), work for a couple of hours, pump, then collapse into bed. This is way more than I used to do in a day. Yet I'm used to it now and feel odd when I don't have that much to do. I am already getting my pre-event dread of my post-event malaise. I had thought having two kids would put an end to that phenomenon. Turns out it does not.